Frederick Fenter

Chief Executive Editor, Frontiers

“We appreciate the constructive dialogue and open exchange of knowledge which ESOF has never failed to deliver. Let’s connect in Leiden!”


Ylann Schemm

VP Corporate Responsibility & Director of the Elsevier Foundation

Together, we can connect communities and build cross-disciplinary dialogue, fostering a truly inclusive and sustainable research ecosystem.

Dominique Lootens

Dominiek Lootens

Head of the Center for Dialogue in Frankfurt, Travel Grantee

“As the organiser of a science bus to Trieste (ESOF 2020), I can only speak in superlatives about the ESOF experience. The students were able to meet the director of ESOF and discuss science communication with an expert in a private session. The interdisciplinary online workshop on graphite and graphene presented by the students from Poland and Germany subsequently won a second prize for promising research in a national competition in Poland. Students from all disciplines should have the opportunity to experience ESOF. It helps them open their eyes to societal challenges and see through them from a transdisciplinary perspective.“


Anne Cambon-Thomsen

Former ESOF Champion 2018

“Science needs society as well as society needs science! ESOF2022 brings a privileged opportunity to discuss the role of science in solving today’s challenges.”


Eleonora Viezzer

Associate Professor at the University of Sevilla and winner of the EYRA Award 2020

About ESOF

It was the first time that I participated to an ESOF conference. It was really nice to network with so many people from different fields and get to know the shortlisted candidates for the EYRA prize. We organized a lunch get-together before our 3-minutes pitch on stage of the ESOF conference, and afterwards continued with the EYRA celebrations in Brussels – it was really fun.

About the EYRA Award

This award honours the most brilliant minds in Europe and I feel extremely lucky to be the awardee of 2018. It definitely boosted my career. Such a recognition at an early stage of a young researcher is always an outstanding moment and I would encourage everybody to participate.


Alem Tukic

Student Earth Sciences, Bosnia and Herzegovina

“Events like these help bridge the gap between science and policy, and also improve science communication to the general public. I believe that’s crucial.”